We thank you all for visiting the Museum:
It was great having Michael Diamond visit the Museum, where he spent several minutes today carefully poring over the pages of "Mr. Lee's Publicity Book," the unpublished manuscript written by Ivy Lee in 1928. Diamond is finishing his first year as academic director of NYU's Masters programs in PR and Integrated Communications. This manuscript is from the archives of Ray Hiebert, biographer of Ivy Lee. Dr.Hiebert so generously donated to the Museum his archives from “Courtier to the Crowd,” the quintessential life story of Ivy Lee, published in 1966 and reprinted in 2017.
Honeywell PR team joined us at the Museum to learn about the century-old ad / PR campaigns of their multiple consumer brands. (Women can not only make a great soufflé. They can also set the thermostat! How the heck will we figure out electronic mail? Who was Miss Robot of 1968?) — @Jane Khodos. The vintage Honeywell ads from the Sixties were a big hit.
Thank you to Nancy Weindruch Nilson, and her wonderful PR team from the DC-based Council of Responsible Nutrition. Here Nancy reads a letter from Western Union, written to Edward Bernays in 1923, thanking him for his suggestion on how the brand could stand out in the increasingly crowded telegram market.
When Chris Ribot learned his Mom was coming up to NYC from Puerto Rico, he made plans to bring her to a "surprise" destination, one that would have special meaning for this 70-year-old PR student in Puerto Rico. As soon as they got to the Museum window, and Soraida could see the old typewriter, stereogram and Edison light bulb, Soraida broke into happy tears. "I wanted to find someplace special to bring my Mom," said Chris. "She loves public relations so much!"
Thanks to Prof. Jeff Morosoff and Prof. Peter Gershon, and their terrific students from The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, who visited the Museum today as part of the NYC intensive this week. Their favorites: Arthur Page's pipe, Ed Bernays's in box, Ivy Lee's 1928 manuscript, and my father's still camera from the late 1950s.
The PRMuseum is the client this summer for these NYU students enrolled in the Practicum course. Their task: develop plans to create PR museums in different parts of the world